Yvette Fielding first burst onto our screens in Seaview at the age of 13. So successful was her performance that the eagle-eyed producers of Blue Peter snapped her up. At only 17 years of age, Yvette was their youngest ever presenter.
She went on to win the SOS Award for the Most Popular Woman on Television competing with Cilla Black, Victoria Wood and Kylie Minogue.
As Yvette’s popularity grew, so did her work load, presenting shows such as What’s up Doc? Practical Parenting, Looking Good, BBC’s flagship show City Hospital, Baby Baby, Girls Talk, Karaoke Challenge, and Well Being to name a few.
She also dabbled in DIY shows when she hosted Granada’s studio-based DIY and Meridian’s A Weekend’s Work - the programme that re-furbished volunteers’ homes in a weekend. She also presented Under Offer, a game show where celebrities guessed the value of unusual properties for ITV.
Yvette also managed to fit in copious amounts of corporate work and the weekend’s continuity for Challenge TV. So diverse has her career been that she can turn her hand to anything as Most Haunted proves.
Amid all this work Yvette took time out after her marriage to Karl to look after her two children William and Mary.
Being in television for most of her life, she put her experience into starting a production company with her husband Karl, a cameraman and producer. Antix Productions was born and Most Haunted the first commission. Now filming their eleventh series which is exclusive to Really, Most Haunted is a global hit, transmitting in Europe, Canada, Australia and the US. Yvette and Antix continue to field several other production projects in addition to Most Haunted.
Yvette appeared on Celebrity Stars in their Eyes in 2005, as Annie Lennox, wowing the audience with her breath-taking performance. She makes regular appearances on programmes such as The Paul O’Grady Show, Never Mind the Buzzcocks, Hell’s Kitchen, Loose Women, Sunday Brunch, Mel and Sue amongst many others.
Outside of her TV work, Yvette also runs a music label Jack No:No and manages a band, White Eskimo. She also runs the Proper Tea café in one of Manchester’s most historic quarters, next to Manchester Cathedral.